Jim Doyle

Jim Doyle

1954-2021

Jim Doyle’s Memorial Service

WHEN:  Saturday, September 25th, 5pm to 7pm

WHERE:
Lions Amphitheater in Kirkwood Park
574 W Adams Ave
Kirkwood, MO 63122

The Amphitheater seats 575 with plenty of room for additional seating if you want to bring your own lawn/camping chair. You can also stay at your picnic table overlooking the theater. Social distancing should be comfortable.

There is also ADA access and parking behind the amphitheater.

Please go to www.onstl.online/RSVP to let us know you’ll be coming. Even if you’re not totally sure how many will join you, please give us your best guess so that we can plan properly.

With heavy hearts, Classic 107.3 mourns the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Jim Doyle. The staff and listeners of our station, as well as the St. Louis radio and music communities, have lost one of the best.

We will miss Jim dearly and extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife Ann, their son Seamus, and all their friends and family.

When thinking of Jim, the most immediate thing that comes to my mind is that marvelous smile and his affable, easy-going manner. Jim was always Jim, no matter the circumstance, an authentic man who immersed himself in the richness of life’s experiences.   

Jim took great pride in his son Seamus’ accomplishments and future plans. He was devoted to Ann, his wife and best friend, and championed her successes. He was loyal, compassionate, and gifted with a great sense of humor. His unquenchable enthusiasm for learning and sharing stand as a role model for all of us.

Kathy Lawton Brown, Classic 107.3 Host

Through a lifetime in radio, Jim touched many, many people literally around the globe – everyone he met became an instant friend. As our morning drive-time host, we all woke with Jim’s upbeat voice serving as a guide to how our day would go. He was beloved by his many loyal fans.

Jay Nouss, Classic 107.3 Board President

Jim and I shared memories of growing up in Cleveland. We both grew up in different parts of town, him on the west side and me on the east side divided by the Cuyahoga River. However, we both had fond memories of the hapless Cleveland baseball team, going to the zoo and the museums in the city, among other things. The one thing we also shared was a love of family. Jim adored his wife Ann and his son Seamus and always supported their accomplishments.

Jim was very easy-going and would tell funny stories about his family, work, or friends. He loved to cook; my favorite recipe of his was the beef dish he brought to work for the holidays. He shared his recipe and I have cooked it many times for family and friends who love “Jim’s Braised Beef”. We will miss him dearly.

Linda Shedlofsky, Classic 107.3 Development Director

Jim Doyle did not know a stranger, because in his presence, that status never survived long. Jim could talk to anybody (on or off the mike) and make a new friend in moments, because he was genuinely interested in people. It was never about him… only others.

I feel everlasting thankfulness and pride to be able to say he became my friend, for not only was he as consummately skilled a broadcasting pro as I have seen, he also was as consummately rich and complete a human being as I have ever known. Godspeed, my cherished friend.

Tom Sudholt, Classic 107.3 Host

The SLSO family will miss Jim’s unflagging dedication to St. Louis area arts, jovial personality, and steadfast and optimistic voice for orchestral music.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Jim Doyle was larger than life in every way. He was, physically, a very tall guy, but his personality was gigantic. He was loud, and funny, and genuinely loved meeting people. He was a vital part of Classic 107.3, a true, trusted companion to our listeners. As a colleague, that was one of the things that I most admired about Jim – the way he always sounded as if he was just talking with friends when he was on the air. But here’s the thing: talking to friends was exactly what Jim was doing, every time, and I was lucky to call him one of mine.

Julie Schuster, Classic 107.3 Host

Consistently encouraging, animated and funny, Jim was a great listener and a uniquely gifted conversationalist. He and I were new friends, and I’m forever grateful for his advice and guidance on all things radio, and for the many laughs we shared. We will all miss his generous spirit. Rest in peace, my special friend.

Cally Banham, SLSO Musician and Classic 107.3 Host

General Manager Emeritus Jim Connett shares some memories of Jim: